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TMCNet:  ZTE Redefines Value with 5-inch Android 4.4 Phone with LTE and Quad-Core Power for less than $200

[August 26, 2014]

ZTE Redefines Value with 5-inch Android 4.4 Phone with LTE and Quad-Core Power for less than $200

RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)--

ZTE USA, one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturers in the U.S.1, announced the launch of the new ZTE Warp Sync. The phone is fourth in a series of highly popular Warp phones that have helped ZTE become the second largest handset manufacturer in the no-contract market2. The ZTE Warp Sync features the highest specs ever delivered for less than $200 at Boost Mobile and will be available on August 26 for $179.99.

The ZTE Warp Sync lands at Boost Mobile with industry-leading value priced at $179.99. (Photo: Busin ...

The ZTE Warp Sync lands at Boost Mobile with industry-leading value priced at $179.99. (Photo: Business Wire)

"ZTE and Boost Mobile have partnered throughout the development of the Warp series to deliver the best value and innovative technologies that benefit customers most," said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. "We are excited to continue that partnership with the launch of the ZTE Warp Sync that provides high-end features at a price you would not expect."

The no-contract segment is estimated to be 50 percent of the U.S. wireless market by the end of 2015 and better phone offerings to be a main driver of that growth3. ZTE delivered the increasingly popular Boost MAX phablet in January. The ZTE WarpSync with 4G LTE and Android (News - Alert) 4.4.2 KitKat will continue ZTE's leadership in no-contract wireless where feature-rich smartphones and fast wireless speeds are becoming the norm.

ZTE Warp Sync Specifications:

  • 5-inch HD, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display
  • Removable Li-ion 2300mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Qualcomm (News - Alert) Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor
  • 8 MP LED flash rear-camera and 1.6 MP front-camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Dolby Digital Plus Audio
  • 8GB ROM + 2GB RAM

The ZTE Warp Sync is the first device from ZTE that runs on Boost's Enhanced LTE (News - Alert) network4, allowing blazing-fast download speeds and web browsing. It is available with all three of Boost Mobile's easy-to-understand Monthly Unlimited Select plans that offer value-conscious consumers unlimited talk, text and data for $40, $50 or $60 per month depending on individual data needs.

About ZTE USA

ZTE USA (http://www.zteusa.com/), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier, generates over $16 billion dollars' worth of business for US-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson (News - Alert), TX and operates 17 sales offices, customer service centers, R&D and distribution facilities across the US. ZTE is ranked as the country's fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts. ZTE is the official smartphone of the Houston Rockets.

1 Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q2 2014
2 ITG Insights Q2 2014
3 Brightstar (News - Alert) Intelligence 2014 Mobile Trends Report, http://www.brightstar.com/assets/uploads/docs/2014_Mobile_Trends.pdf
4 The Enhanced 4G LTE network (aka Sprint Spark) is available in limited markets, on devices with enabled tri-band LTE capability. Coverage is not available everywhere.


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